Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Last week, the hubs and I celebrated 9th year wedding anniversary and it still feels like we have just gotten married. I feel lucky because of that, its like we're on our honeymoon stage forever. I hope this goes on forever.
It doesn't mean the path had been smooth all the time, we did have some rough patches here and there but still, never had been one that rocked the entire boat, and nothing that couldn't be handled. I am very thankful.
So today, though I need to finish a painting for a Christmas card, I am reminiscing our wedding. It's just funny that stumble upon this Moissanite website on the brief history of weddings. And it makes me feel like I want to get married all over again.
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Friday, June 8, 2012
I need a vacay soon (and perhaps be able to find time to sit down and focus on my art pursuits). But lately, two opportunities opened up. A good deal for a Hawaii trip..and a very tempting opportunity to go wild in Vegas (wild with money, that is). The latter sounds like a perfectly good prospect for some well-deserved respite, especially with the hubs willing to buy me cirque du soleil ka tickets AND cirque du soleil o tickets (yes both!!!) He's also interested in cirque du soleil michael jackson the immortal tickets which I will not argue with since I was also a big MJ fan, and well, as long as hubby pays the tickets, right? I like the cirque for their very artistic performances, and because simply put, SURREAL IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. Exciting right?
Plus the never-ending buffets? Yes, I think I just made up my mind.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Work is another thing. But it's gotta be good too, knowing that I have a regular source of income. It's something I am very thankful for even if all my art projects took a back seat. I'm slowly gaining momentum and I'll be back making art again. It's a habit. I can't deny it. I breathe it. It makes my life better. It is"suposedly" what makes me come alive.
Other interests lately, antiques! I have been exposed to appreciating antiques growing up, but it's only now that I can say to myself that I can afford some on my own. My vacation came out really well. I brought along two 50-lb luggages on the plane and most of them carrying nice art pieces and antiques. I'm into old spanish colonial statues of saints, candelabras, frames, vases. My online surfing has changed from shoe-shopping to art-surfing. Recently, I found nice Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls that I would like to own, as well as a pair of old capiz window panels that I would like to use as wall decor. I'm finding more stuff but I know I need to take it slow.
So there, this is me at this point of my existence. I'm changing. But still struggling to make more art. Yes, soon. Promise!
Friday, December 16, 2011
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
We're getting there!
We're getting closer and closer to winter! I know, I'm very excited unlike some people who hate winter...well, because we live in California and it doesn't really snow here. So get the best of the weather. Cold but not extremely. And so we still don't need to don on those jackets that weigh a ton in order to go around.
It's really exciting, I can't wait to bring out the winter clothes, and oh the boots! I think I'm going over them this weekend.
My hubby is doing the same thing. But I'm pretty sure about what he's going to bring out first...his Dakine Snow Gloves and his Dakine Beanies that will be on the foyer like a bunch of little kids waiting for the ice cream truck. It's not even snowboard season, but in my experience, trust me, the gear is by the foyer ready for any impromptu trip up to Tahoe.
I think I'm thinking too much ahead, but I can't help but anticipate the coming winter. I always like reading a book by the fireplace anyway, and strutting in the city in my new boots.
Meanwhile, I'm going to focus on my projects -- especially the art-related ones. My friend just got me into Origami...and I'm also working on a book illustration project. Aside from that, I'm going to art classes in October and finally hook up with the local art gallery.
Time flies fast. But life is good.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
At home, I just continue to express myself with my hands for now, playing my favorites. Badarzewski and Drumheller.
Next....Mozart. It's ironic, but the sound silences my mind.
I'll blog more soonest...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
> Re-establishing equilibrium after our CEO assigned a special project to me lately (a writing task which is challenging but fun) and I always end up finding myself so mentally exhausted at the end of the day now -- accomplishing it, while juggling the rest of my responsibilities at work. Here's something non-verbal that I came up with when I got home, just to balance my day. I'm calling it "Cirque"...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
In my art,
In everything that I do.
When I'm ready to share my kite story, you will be one of the first to know. All I can say for now is that it makes me rise through adversities and overcome challenges by just remembering my kite story.
A big example of this is really working hard toward my goals in the art world. I'm happy because my friend is pushing my artwork for this big coffee retailer. I can't wait. For now though, I'm content because I am able to sell my art merchandise online like mugs and t-shirts and other stuff.
My next target, hopefully come August, is the launching of my official website. And really working the deal with the local art association.
I can't wait. That will be the major blues-buster!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Inside, it says:
A little labor of love,
for my Epitome of Love... you!
There's something special about hummingbirds for us because I had a mommy hummigbird lay two eggs in our backyard while mom and dad were on vacation with us last year. They were able to see them hatch and grow until they were ready to leave the nest... (Mailing it today, hope it makes it on time)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I showed this to my stepdaughter and she said I can make the face on the right be that of a little girl's looking at the little fairy with a little pet dragon.
Come to think of it, that makes a good idea for the headboard poster I am currently conceptualizing for a little girl's room. I can make the the little fairy sit on a young child's chubby hands too while the child looks close just like the fairy looking at the tiny dragon. It will be a pet dragon on a little fairy on a little girl. Something like that.
Finished product will be colored and rendered on canvas. I'll let you know.
Friday, August 6, 2010
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
Medium: Coffee on 9x12 cold press acid free paper.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
By the way, Pishbol is a filipino version of "Fishballs" which is made of processed fish rolled into balls, sold from carts pushed by vendors. Good when dipped in a special sweet brown sauce (with a spicy option). And no, they are not testicles, if you have the question in your mind...
(coffee on 9x12 cold press 90 lb/ 190gsm watercolor paper)
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Imagine an artist who's had 20 years worth of her artworks since she was a child, burned by an immature ex-boyfriend -- and those pieces weren't even "given" but borrowed to be scanned and posted online back in the day when personal websites weren't as popular, until the relationship has gone awry to a point of no return (pun intended, with reference to the sketchbooks LOL).
She didn't make anything for six long years... (except for a few pieces per year, when madness struck). It was just too painful. It was painful but deep inside, the passion kept burning until she couldn't contain it all inside -- the desire to create, to experiment with different media, the images dancing inside her head, the craving for attention meant to inspire others, and herself even more.
Liken it to a balloon bursting from too much air, a heart aching from too much love, and a full bladder (go figure), an orgasmic explosion of sorts from too much passion bottled up inside.
She's barely scratching the surface at this point. But so darn glad she's back.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I'M SO HAPPY! (Yes that's the title of this work)... I finally had time to keep painting with coffee! Yes, that's coffee on heavy-weight cold press watercolor paper (140 lb). I'm bouncing off the walls! More coffee art to come.
TIKI DREAM. I've always been intrigued by Hawaiian Tiki Masks. This is my first Tiki. So please bear with me. And yes, more Tiki to come too.
I'm not sure how to call this. I just kept painting with coffee coz I was having a blast. And hubby wasn't home yet so first came the moon (patterned after the size of a red disposable cup) and then the sky, and then I was supposed to draw a lone tree, but the fairy came out instead. SERENDIPITY. Yes!